G005:
Future Regional Sea Level Change: Is New Orleans the “poster child”?





Session ID#: 26031

Session Description:
Global average sea level is projected to rise by ~1 meter by 2100, but with substantial regional variation. The impacts of sea level rise will first be noticed through their influence on sea level extremes due to storms. New Orleans is often viewed as the “poster child” for sea level change because of its low topography, large land subsidence, and susceptibility to hurricanes. This sessions solicit talks on a) advances in understanding future regional sea level change (ice sheet contributions, steric contributions, etc.), 2) improved models of coastal vertical land motion, 3) improved geodetic tools for understanding the impacts of sea level change (including DEMs, coastal mean sea surfaces, etc.), 4) better understanding of the impacts of sea level extremes , and 5) improved understanding of how sea level change will impact the city of New Orleans and other coastal cities. 
Primary Convener:  R Steven Nerem, Univ of CO-Aerospace Egrg Sci, Boulder, CO, United States
Convener:  Timothy H Dixon, University of South Florida, School of Geosciences, Tampa, FL, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • C - Cryosphere
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • OS - Ocean Sciences

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Torbjorn E Tornqvist, Tulane University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States; Tulane University, Department opf Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States, Krista L Jankowski, Tulane University, Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States, Anjali M Fernandes, The University of Connecticut, Center for Integrative Geosciences, Storrs, CT, United States, Molly Keogh, Tulane University of Louisiana, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States and Jaap Nienhuis, Florida State University, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Michael S Steckler, Columbia University of New York, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Mead A Allison, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Jonathan Bridgeman, Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, United States, Timothy H Dixon, Univ of South Florida, Tampa, FL, United States, William Hatfield, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics La Jolla, La Jolla, CA, United States, Makan A. Karegar, University of South Florida, TAMPA, FL, United States, Torbjorn E Tornqvist, Tulane University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States, Mark A Zumberge, Univ California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States and Frank K Wyatt, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
Makan A. Karegar1,2, Bernd Uebbing2, Timothy H Dixon1, Juergen Kusche2 and Luciana Fenoglio-Marc2, (1)University of South Florida, School of Geosciences, Tampa, FL, United States, (2)University of Bonn, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Bonn, Germany
Jonathan Bridgeman, Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, United States, Torbjorn E Tornqvist, Tulane University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States, Navid Jafari, Louisiana State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Baton Rouge, LA, United States and Mead A Allison, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
William Hatfield1, Mead A Allison2, Jonathan Bridgeman3, Timothy H Dixon4, Donald Elliott1, Michael S Steckler5, Torbjorn E Tornqvist6, Keith Williams7, Frank K Wyatt1 and Mark A Zumberge8, (1)University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (3)Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, United States, (4)Univ of South Florida, Tampa, FL, United States, (5)Columbia University of New York, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (6)Tulane University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States, (7)UNAVCO, Inc. Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (8)Univ California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
R Steven Nerem1, John Fasullo2, Benjamin Hamlington3, Dallas Masters1, Gary T Mitchum4 and Brian D Beckley5, (1)Univ of CO-Aerospace Egrg Sci, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States, (4)Univ South Florida, College of Marine Science, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States, (5)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
C.K. Shum1, Kuo Chung-Yen2, Stephane Calmant3, Ting-Yi Yang4, Qi Guo5, Yuanyuan Jia6, Valerie Ballu7, Junyi Guo8, Mikhail Karptychev9, Yann Krien3, Juergen Kusche10, Kuo-Hsin Tseng11, Junkun Wan6 and Bernd Uebbing12, (1)The Ohio State University, Division of Geodetic Science,School of Earth Sciences, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)NCKU National Cheng Kung University, Geomatics, Tainan, Taiwan, (3)IRD, Toulouse Cedex 09, France, (4)Ohio State University, School of Earth Sciences, Columbus, United States, (5)Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States, (6)Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States, (7)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (8)The Ohio State University, School of Earth Sciences, Columbus, OH, United States, (9)Univ. of La Rochelle, LIENS, La Rochelle, France, (10)Bonn Umiversity, Bonn, Germany, (11)NCU National Central University of Taiwan, Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, Jhongli, Taiwan, (12)University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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